Our Children


Our children display outstanding levels of behaviour both in the classroom and in the playground.  They are focussed in their learning and we are very proud of the progress our learners make.

As well as teaching the key areas of reading, writing and maths, children at Ebbett Park School are exposed to several exciting learning opportunities.  Have a look below at just some of them.


School Leaders

Each year a number of Year 5 & 6 children are selected to become school leaders.

Our leaders undertake a variety of duties including representing our school at events, organising assemblies and being positive role models for our children.

A highlight is attending the annual National Young Leaders Conference. Our children learn about the essential elements of good leadership and put these skills into practice at Ebbett Park School!



Our staff and parents provide several opportunities for children to take part in sports during the year.

We are always impressed with both the fair play and the high level of skills displayed by our teams.

We are so fortunate to have strong support on the sideline from our parents.

In 2017 and 2019 we won Tohea Sheild. The Tohea Shield is a local competition between Ebbett Park School, Raureka, Mayfair School and Irongate School.


EPS Legends and Principal's Award

Our Values Voucher winners and Principal’s award are announced at assembly.

Our students earn Values Vouchers by demonstrating our three school values. These are Excellence, Pride and Spirit.

The award goes to children who consistently display our core values of Excellence, Pride and Spirit.

The children are awarded a medal, a certificate and a special badge to acknowledge their achievements.

The recipients are excellent role models for our children.



Our library is a highly valued resource.  It is modern and well stocked with a broad range of high-interest books.

The library is now open before school between 8.00am and 8.40am. Children and their Whanau are most welcome to come and enjoy a book or two!




Ebbett Park is well resourced with access to iPads throughout the school.  We see these technologies as an excellent tool to enhance the quality teaching and learning that takes place. We also offer opportunities with coding and robotics.

Te Reo Māori

Te Reo Maori is embedded throughout our school.

We have a Kapa Haka group that practice and perform Waiata and Haka. There are students from across the school involved with this group.

Our groups are renowned for their beautiful singing and performances.

A highlight is the annual Ngati Kahungunu Kapa Haka festival which is held in November.

Every morning the senior classrooms gather together and start the day with a karakia and waiata.



Education Outside the Classroom

Children are given many opportunities for learning outside the classroom.

Whether it be a visit to the museum or a trip to the rocky shore, these experiences are important for our children's learning development.


Our School Values

Our values of Excellence, Pride and Spirit are encouraged and modelled in every thing we do.

We are very proud of the way our children display these values in both their learning and behaviour.

We get constant feedback from visitors to the school about how engaged our children are in learning and how outstanding their behaviour is.


Our playground is a lovely place to be! Children are supportive of one another and have lots of fun during playtime and lunchtimes.

We have two awesome playgrounds, a large playing field and lots of court areas.

Students are allowed to bring their scooters to school to ride during break times.

In 2024 we have opened a new playground and bike / scooter track.




Sign language is one of New Zealand's three official languages, alongside Maori and English.

We are proud of being one of the first schools in New Zealand to have Deaf Communicators working alongside our students. You will see NZSL in action throughout our school. Come to our Monday morning assembly and see our sign singing.

In 2022 we received the NZSL Sign Language Week School of the Year.




At Ebbett Park School our Year 3-6 students learning music through support from the Orokohanga Trust. They learn to play the violin and cello.

Orokohanga Music Trust

Inquiry Learning

We use an Inquiry Learning approach to many of the essential learning areas of the curriculum.

At Ebbett Park School, we encourage children to ask questions of the world around them and to develop an 'inquiring mind'.

We equip children with the skills to be able to acquire knowledge and communicate it clearly to others.


Whakatau te Hauora / Healthy Active Learners

Kia Whakatau te Hauora is a newly implemented program based here at school. We draw on our community providers, teachers, and staff to provide opportunities for students to engage in a wide range of activities to support their hauora.

In essence, we come together as a whole school, including whānau, and offer workshops for students to opt into.  Each workshop focuses on a different area of Te Whare Tapa Whā. 

For example, in one session, we could have

  • mirimiri
  • yoga
  • sport
  • play based learning,
  • knitting
  • cultural play kits, cooking, or
  • fitness. 

We try and cover a range of all areas and activities.

We include the māra into our program and use this time to tend to our vegetable garden as well. Where appropriate, we also invite community services to come in and join us and host a workshop as well.  

It's a great way for tamariki to try new things without pressure, and working with other tamariki and teachers across the school.


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